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River Trail

Intermediate
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A rugged connector which traverses the canyon just above the Colorado River.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

2,700' 823 m

High

2,460' 750 m

Low

308' 94 m

Up

108' 33 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

From a junction with Silver Bridge and Bright Angel Trail, River Trail winds its way into and out of irregularities in the wall above the Colorado River. Eventually, the trail flattens out and descends slightly to its terminus at South Kaibab.

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Brian Smith

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  4.0 from 3 votes

#17

in South Rim

#11552

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#17

in South Rim

#393

in Arizona

#11,552

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View over the Colorado River heading down South Kaibab
Apr 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
The South Rim offers a delightful view.
Jun 29, 2017 near Grand C…, AZ
Colorado River from Silver Bridge (photo by NPS Erin Whittaker)
Jul 6, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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Dec 15, 2019
Erin Andersen
Phantom Ranch to South Kaibab to River Trail to Silver Bridge/Bright Angel to Phantom Ranch 3.9mi — 1h 59m
Aug 28, 2019
Marc Daniel
12h 30m
Jun 19, 2018
Jessie Cranston
Nov 7, 2016
Traci Kendrick
Connecting bright angel to the bright angel campground
Jun 20, 1990
Patricia Flatt